/ Sign-up
Your question

Upgrading aftermarket to SSD

  • Laptops
  • SSD
Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
July 5, 2012 11:30:45 PM

Hello I'm a college student looking for a new laptop, in my search for the right laptop I realize that some companies (sony in particular) commit highway robbery when giving you customization options for SSDs.

I am not kidding some of these SSDs cost 2-3 times more than what I can find on

So I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade (myself) some base crappy HDD to a sleek SSD after I get the laptop. The specific ones I'm looking at are;pgid=GPVQ_Qy2FWJSRpw8LwCsGrtG0000m2mBM4IM;sid=yRdglz0UBG3RlHLho-Y8A-Qb_QulwjfPRLyIPNAFw8ztPPtlRCKk4eTb?HP-Pavilion-dv6t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC


Thanks a ton!

More about : upgrading aftermarket ssd

a b D Laptop
July 6, 2012 12:01:02 AM

I think that is a great idea.
The main thing is to verify that the original hard drive has a sata connection, and what the size(thickness) is.

You might do some google searching using the specific model # and terms like "SSD replacement"

I did this on a thinkpad T61 and it transformed the machine.

Some SSD vendors offer software and a usb adapter to do the job.

It is not clear to me what happens if the original hard drive is larger than the new SSD. I think some cloning software will work, but possibly not.

I have used Intel ssd migration tool to clone to a intel ssd, and it worked fine.

If you really had to, just install windows clean on the ssd. You can reuse the oem activation code that should be on a sticker someplace.